Trainwreck in the timber
Some novels just shouldn’t be adapted for film. Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. These two truisms come to mind in the wake of Serena, Susanne Bier’s troubled, long-shelved adaptation of Ron Rash’s 2009 novel (for context, Serena was shot on ...
Punk kids keep Moodysson on track.
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL: Adapted from a graphic novel written by his wife Coco, Lucas Moodyson’s seventh feature marks not only a return to form after a number of misfires, but also to the generosity of spirit, the emotional openness that...
I spy a classic.
In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson’s devastatingly compressed take on John Le Carre’s classic espionage novel, you constantly see log books and file folders, tape spools and transcripts. It is 1974 and at the drab London headquarters...